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Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
CHEM101 General Chemistry 4 6
MAT 101 Calculus I 4 6
ME 101 Engineering Drawing I 3 5
PHY 101 General Physics I 4 6
TUR 100 Turkish for Foreign Students 0 1
AUE 101 Orientation 0 3
TOTAL 18 32

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
COM 132 Intro. to Computer Prog. 3 6
ENG 102 ENGLİSH II 3 6 ENG 101
MAT 102 Calculus II 4 6 MAT 101
ME 102 Engineering Drawing II 3 5 ME 101
PHY 102 General Physics II 4 6 PHY 101
TOTAL 17 29


Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
MAT201 Differential Equations 4 6 MAT 102
ME 211 Engineering Materials 4 4 CHEM 101
ME 203 Statics 4 5 PHY 101
ME 205 Thermodynamics 4 5 CHEM 101
ENG 210 English Communication Skills 3 6 ENG 102
TOTAL 22 31

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
EE 205 Basic Electricity & Electronics 3 5 PHY 102
MAT 212 Mathematics for Mech. Eng 3 6 MAT 201
ME 210 Manufacturing Technology I 3 5 ME 211
ME204 Dynamics 3 5 ME 203
ME 206 Thermodynamics II 4 6 ME 205
ME 208 Strength of Materials 4 6 ME 203
AUE 200 Workshop Training ( 2 Weeks ) 0 1
TOTAL 20 34


Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
ME 301 Fluid Mechanics 4 6 MAT 201
ME 303 Machine Design I 4 6 ME 208
ME 311 Manufacturing Technology II 3 5 ME 210 / ME 211
ME 313 Heat Transfer 4 5 MAT 201
AUE 305 Introduction to Automotive Eng. 3 5
TOTAL 18 27

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
MAT 301 Numerical Analysis 3 6 MAT 201 /MAT 212
ME 302 Theory of Machines I 4 5 ME 204
ME 304 Machine Design II 4 6 ME 303
ME 308 Control Systems 3 5 MAT 201
AUE 306 Vehicle Component Design 3 5 ME 303
AUE 300 Industrial Training ( 6 Weeks ) 0 3
TOTAL 17 30


Fall Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
AUE 403 Vehicle Body Design 3 5 AUE 306
ME 405 Exp. Analysis of Mech. Syst. 3 6 4th Year Student
ME 421 Internal Combustion Engine 3 5 ME 206
AUE 401 Vehicle Dynamics 3 5 ME 204
TE Technical Electives 3 5
TE Technical Electives 3 5
TOTAL 18 31

Spring Semester

Course Code Course Name Credits ECTS Prequisite
AUE 404 Vehicle Prod. Proc. & Syst. 4 5 ME 210 / ME 311
AUE 400 Graduation Project 4 12 Last Semester, 1.80
TE Technical Electives 3
TE Technical Electives 3
RE Restricted Elective 3
TOTAL 16 33


AUE 100 Orientation (Non-credit) (1 ECTS)
Introduction to automotive engineering working areas. Information on department and laboratories. Industrial trips.

TUR 100 Turkish for Foreigners (Non-credit) (1 ECTS)
Listening, written expression, oral expression, reading, conversation, grammar and translation.

CHEM 101 General Chemistry (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
A basic course with emphasizing the metric system. Introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry. The structural and physical properties of matter. Periodic relationship among elements and periodic table. Gaseous state. Thermochemistry. Energy and enthalpy. Electronic structure of atoms. Electrochemistry. Chemical bonding.

ENG 101 English I  (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Within a thematic approach, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills will be developed, with a language component in order to build onto the foundation established at the Department of English.  In speaking and writing, students will be encouraged to use language forms that they learn through reading and listening.
Under broad themes (or threads), the students will be exposed to extensive reading both in and outside the classroom. They’ll be encouraged to read a variety of texts such as short stories, academic articles, research reports, reviews and journalistic texts as well as chapters from textbooks.

MAT 101 Calculus I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Mean value theorem. Sketching graphs. Definite integrals, infinite integrals (antiderivatives). Logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives. L’Hospital’s rule. Techniques of integration. Applications of the definite integral, improper integrals

ME 101 Engineering Drawing I (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to CAD. Principles of engineering drawing (1st and 3rd angle orthotropic projections), drawing methodology stages, line work and lettering, isometric and oblique projections, drawing layouts (working drawings and assembly drawings), machine drawing features, sections and sectional views, geometrical constructions and dimensioning principles.

PHY 101 General Physics I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Measurement, vectors, kinematics, force, mass. Newton’s laws, applications of Newton’s laws. Work and kinetic energy. Conservation of linear momentum. Impulse, collisions, rotation, moments of inertia. Torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum, static equilibrium.

ENG 102 English II (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
This course will be a continuation of ENG 101, with greater emphasis on student autonomy, research skills and synthesizing ability.   All the activities and tasks in ENG 101 will continue within a thematic approach.  In Eng-102, the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize information in written discourse will be highlighted.  Documentation in writing will be introduced at the beginning of the course, in order to solidly establish the skill by the end. Students will learn the discourse patterns and structures to be used in different essay types.
Students will write two essays in ENG-102.  1. An academic essay with proper documentation.  2. A project report to be prepared throughout the course, including a literature review (displaying analysis/synthesis skills, and documentation), a definition/elaboration of a problem (using definition, description, cause/effect and comparison/contrast patterns) and suggestions for solution (including personal views and argumentation). Local and regional topics, personalizing the research and viewpoints will be recommended to prevent plagiarism. Instructors will have to keep in close contact with the students to guide them throughout the process.
Prerequisite: ENG 101

MAT 102 Calculus II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Plane and polar co-ordinates, area in polar co-ordinates, arc length of curves. Limit, continuity and differentiability of function of several variables, extreme values, method of Lagrange multipliers. Double integral, triple integral with applications. Line integrals, Green’s theorem. Sequences, infinite series, power series, Taylor’s series. Complex numbers.
Prerequisite: MAT 101

ME 102 Engineering Drawing II (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Working with CAD, screw threads and threaded fasteners, locking and retaining devices, keys and keyways,
limits and fits, unilateral and bilateral limits, geometrical tolerancing and applications, gears, springs and spring calculations, weld types and symbols, dimensioning, bearings.
Prerequisite: ME 101

PHY 102 General Physics II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Electrical charges. Coulomb’s law. Electrical fields. Gauss’s law. Electrical potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Sources of the magnetic field. Faraday’s law of induction. Inductance and inductors.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

COM 132 Introduction to Computers and Programming (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
An introduction to fundamental concepts. Algorithms and flowcharts as tools of program design process. Basic program structure. Input/output statements. Control structures: Selection and repetition statements and arrays. Concept of modular programming: Procedures and Functions.

AUE 200 Workshop Training (Non-credit) (1 ECTS)
Students of automotive engineering will spend at least working 10 days in the workshops, and perform various hand and machine tool operations under staff supervision. At the end of the training students will be required to complete a report regarding their training.

MAT 201 Differential Equations (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Ordinary and partial differential equations. Explicit solutions. First-order differential equations, separable, homogenous differential equations. Ordinary linear differential equations. Bernoulli differential equations. Cauchy-differential equations. High-order ordinary differential equations. Introduction to Laplace transforms. Introduction to series method for solving differential equations. Linear systems of differential equations
Prerequisite: MAT 102

ME 203 Statics (4 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Composition and resolution of forces, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies,  centroids and center of gravity. Analysis of trusses, frames and machines. Moments and products of inertia, method of virtual work.
Prerequisite: PHY 101

ME 204 Dynamics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
A study of motion particles and rigid bodies. Application of Newton’s second law to planar motions of rigid bodies, energy and momentum principles. Free, forced and damped vibrations of particle. Central force motions. Inertia tensor. Euler’s equation of motion.
Prerequisite: ME 203

ME 205 Thermodynamics I (4 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Basic concepts and definitions of classical thermodynamics. Thermodynamic processes, work and heat interactions. First law for systems and for flow processes. Second law and entropy, irreversibility and  availability.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101

EE 205 Basic Electrics and Electronics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction. Principles of electrical and electronic engineering, basic definitions and electrical circuits. Electronic components and circuits, diode and transistor circuits, power supplies. Digital circuits and systems, memory and microprocessor concepts. Power supplies and power electronics, power control circuits.
Prerequisite: PHY 102

ME 206 Thermodynamics II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Thermodynamic cycles. Thermodynamics of mixtures and solutions, chemical reactions. Thermodynamic and mechanics of compressible fluid flow. Thermodynamic of energy conversion systems, refrigeration and air conditioning.
Prerequisite: ME 205

ME 208 Strength of Materials I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Introduction. Internal force diagrams. Analysis of stress and strain. Hooke’s law. Yield criteria and plasticity.
Axial force. Pure shear. Torsion of circular bars and thin walled tubes. Moment of inertia of cross-sections.
Simple bending.
Prerequisite: ME 203

ENG 210 English Communication Skills (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
The main goal of ENG 210 is to enhance the students’ competence and willingness to express themselves in an organized manner in academic and professional contexts, and to interact with others confidently. It is important that students learn to conduct independent research and think critically on issues raised in the course.
ENG 210 will use an integrated, thematic approach with emphasis on advanced oral communication and academic presentation skills, with language components such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. ENG 210 will be inter-active; students will be encouraged to listen actively, respond to presentations, and participate in discussions.  Speaking activities and academic presentations will ensue from reading and listening activities. Each theme will lead to the production of an oral and/or written activity.
Input on oral presentation skills will enable the students to distinguish between oral and written discourse, and emphasize the requirements of oral discourse (such as direct sentences, transitional words and signposts).  Skills (such as good body language, effective eye contact and voice control) related to the delivery of an oral presentation will be discussed and demonstrated.
Active listening will be integrated into the course, with various tasks such as note-taking and peer evaluation.
Prerequisite: ENG 102

ME 210 Manufacturing Technology I (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Basic manufacturing processes, nature and properties of materials, production of ferrous and nonferrous metals. Principles of metal casting, types of molding. Design of models and cores. Melting furnaces. Powder metallurgy. Welding, oxygen gas welding, torch cutting, electrical arc welding.
Prerequisite: ME 211

ME 211 Engineering Materials (4 credits) ( 4 ECTS )
Materials and properties. Atomic structure and interatomic bonding, crystal structure, crystal imperfections, solid solutions. Mechanical properties of materials, elastic and plastic deformation. Behavior of materials under tension, compression and shear. Hardness and hardness measurement. Dislocation and strengthening mechanism. Phase equilibria, phase diagrams, the iron –carbon system, solid reactions,  microstructures. Structure and properties of ceramics. Polymer structure.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101

MAT 212 Mathematics For Mechanical Engineers (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Matrix Algebra, Vectors in 2D-Space and 3D-Space, Eigenvalues, Eigenvectors, Fourier Series, Partial Differential Equations, Applied Probability and Statistics.
Prerequisite: MAT 201

AUE 300 Industrial Training (Non-credit) (3 ECTS)
This is a period comprising a minimum of 30 days training to be completed in an industrial organization by all students who are effectively in their junior or senior year. Students will spent 20 working days in a factory related with automotive industry and develop themselves on manufacturing techniques, factory organization, costing, management and quality control. 10 working days will be spend in an authorized technical service. At the end of the training students will be required to complete a report regarding their training.

MAT 301 Numerical Analysis (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Approximations and errors. Accuracy and precision. Finite divided difference and numerical differentiation. Roots of equations, bracketing methods and open methods, systems of nonlinear equations. Systems of linear algebraic equations. Curve fitting, interpolation. Numerical integration. Ordinary differential equations.
Prerequisite: MAT 201 / MAT 212

ME 301 Fluid Mechanics (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Introduction, Fundamental concepts, Fluid statics, Basic equations in integral Form for a control volume,  Introduction to differential analysis of fluid motion, Incompressible inviscid flow,  Dimensional analysis and similitude, Internal incompressible viscous flow,  External incompressible viscous Flow.

Prerequisite: MAT 201

ME 302 Theory of Machines I (4 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to mechanisms: basic concepts, mobility, basic types of mechanisms. Position, velocity and acceleration analysis of linkages. Cam mechanisms. Gear trains. Static and dynamic force analysis of mechanisms.
Prerequisite: ME 204

ME 303 Machine Design I (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Introduction to mechanical engineering design. Load analysis, materials, deflection and stability. Stress analysis, stress concentrations. Strength of machine elements, theories of failure under static and dynamic loadings. Threaded fasteners, bearings riveted welded joints, springs. Lubrication and sliding bearings,  rolling element bearings. Kinematics of spur gears. Design of spur gears.
Prerequisite: ME 208

ME 304 Machine Design II (4 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
Analysis and design of machine elements. Helical, bevel and worm gears. Shafts and associated parts, keys,
pins, splines, couplings, clutches, brakes and fly wheels, belts, chains, torque converters. Design project involving a mechanical component or device including all detail drawings, assembly drawings and cost analysis.
Prerequisite: ME 303

AUE 305 Introduction to Automotive Engineering (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to automotive engineering. Definition of components of a vehicle. Components of an engine and gear box. Steering wheel suspension systems, brakes, body and the wheels. Vehicle performance calculations: Power, speed and acceleration, clutch dynamics, brakes and fuel consumption. Vehicle production and material selection. Alternative vehicle terminologies. Automotive engineering and environmental aspects. Vehicle test principles.

AUE 306 Vehicle Component Design (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Chassis and power transmission systems design. Gear box, vehicle handling performance data, vehicle design standards. Forces acting on vehicles and engine performance calculations. Planetary gear trains: Speed graphs and moments. Manual and automatic transmission and components design. Crank shaft, clutch and components. Chassis components design: wheels, brakes, suspension and steering systems. Students are required to complete one design project.
Prerequisite: ME 303

ME 308 Control Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to automatic control. Mathematical modeling of dynamic systems. Response analysis using Laplace transform method. Transfer functions and block systems. Feedback control systems. Typical actuators and transducers. Control law.
Prerequisite: MAT 201

ME 311 Manufacturing Technology II (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Plastic forming of metals, hot and cold working, annealing and recrystallization. Technology of deformation processes. Forging and pressing, extrusion and rolling. Pipe manufacturing. Sheet working. Basic machine tool elements, metal cutting, turning, drilling and boring machines, milling machines, and cutters; sharpers and planars, grinding machines.
Prerequisite: ME 210

ME 313 Heat Transfer I (4 credits) (4 ECTS )
Principles of heat transfer and their applications. Heat conduction in stationary systems. Transient Heat Conduction. Heat transfer associated with laminar flow and turbulence flow of fluids in forced and natural convection.
Prerequisite: MAT 201

AUE 400 Graduation Project (4 credits) ( 12 ECTS )
Design or research projects are assigned including application and synthesis. The projects including prototype production are especially encouraged. Students may work alone or as a team. Supervisors and jury members grades the projects by considering the studies during the semester, project report and presentation.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

AUE 401 Vehicle Dynamics (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Driving and road handling in vehicles. Motion in longitudinal, transverse and perpendicular directions. Tire and wheel fundamentals. Effects of design changes on driving stability and road handling. Stable and unstable road handling. Steering system. Slip angle and steering wheel effect. Low and over steering. Driving characteristics of four wheel drive vehicles. Vehicle ride models. Analytical vehicle and road models.
Statistical driving characteristics. Driving quality measures. Classification and analysis of suspension systems: Active and passive suspension systems.
Prerequisite: ME 204

AUE 403 Vehicle Body Design (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Design of vehicle body and material selection. Vehicle development conditions and planning. Design against bending, torsion and cyclic loading. Design philosophy and ergonomics. Crash test, analysis and simulation accidents. Active and passive security systems. Topology, material selection, limiting conditions for packaging and manufacturing. CATIA software, 3D modeling, technical drawings and finite element analysis.
A design project will be assigned to students.
Prerequisite: AUE 306

AUE 404 Vehicle Production Processes and Systems (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Introduction to vehicle production systems. Manufacturing techniques used in Automobile industry. Vehicle body production. Manufacturing techniques of sheet metal automobile parts. Painting and coating. Assembly:
Cabinet, chassis and engine. Vehicle parts production systems: electrical and electronic systems. Transmission. Industrial and sub-industrial production, logistics, optimization of production systems.
Prerequisite: ME 210 & ME 311

ME 405 Experimental Analysis of Mechanical Engineering Systems (3 credits) ( 6 ECTS )
The need for experiments. Experimental procedure. Generalized measurement system. Report writing. Error treatment. Uncertainty. Frequency Distribution. Expected value, standard deviation. Presentation of experimental results. Plotting data. Curve fitting, linear regression. Non-linear relationships. Dimensional analysis. Laboratory experiments.
Prerequisite: (to be 4th year student)

ME 421 Internal Combustion Engines (3 credits) ( 5 ECTS )
Fundamentals of spark-ignition and compression ignition engines. Actual engine cycles. Combustion and detonation. Air capacity and super-charging. Carburetion and fuel injection. Engine friction. Heat rejection and cooling. Performance characteristics and testing.
Prerequisite: ME 206

MAN 402 Management for Engineers (3 credits) (6 ECTS )
Principles of management. Functions of managers. Organization and environment. Marketing management. Production  management. Personnel management. Managerial control. Accounting and financial reports. Budgeting and overall control.

ECON 431 Economics for Engineers (3 credits) (6 ECTS )
Principles and economic analysis of engineering decision making.  Cost concept.  Economic environment. Price and demand relations. Competition. Make-versus-purchase studies. Principles and applications of money-time relations. Depreciation. Many and banking. Price changes and inflation. Business and company finance.